Recorded at Carré Bleu, Poitiers, France
on December 6, 7 & 9, 2011.
Cover photo by Franpi Barriaux.
Who is blowing? Through what organic or manufactured matter? Who can stir up the glowing embers, swell the sails, carve the glass? Who can tame the air?
Tamers of gusts, surfers of atmospheric waves, explorers of windswept labyrinths, Géraldine Keller and Jean-Luc Cappozzo have over the last ten years devised a unique taming act, whereby they subject the ether to their every whim.
This album tells so much more than the intertwined stories of a windchaser who played jazz until he forgot the very notion of idiom, and a soprano with a background in contemporary music who readily immersed herself in the deep end of the moment.
On the red-hot thread of this friendship (or this love, call it what you want!) the duo whose stubborn search you are about to witness are like tightrope walkers without a safety net over a den whose lions, pacified, keep quiet…
Julien Héraud, Improv Sphere
Stéphane Ollivier, Jazz Magazine * * * *
Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz
Franpi Barriaux, SunShip
Luc Bouquet, Le Son du Grisli
Thierry Lepin, JazzNews *Sélection JN*
Thierry Giard, CultureJazz
Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz * * * *
Massimo Ricci, The Squid's Ear
Grego Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review
Ken Waxman, JazzWord
Founded in 2000 in Sweden, Ayler Records has gained recognition among Free Jazz fans by releasing both archive and
contemporary recordings documenting the American, Scandinavian and French Free Jazz scenes.
In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France and has since opened the catalogue to recordings in less direct relationship with the Free Jazz canon, while remaining faithful to its original spirit....more